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Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?
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3rd and final battle between Soma and Nene is heating up, as they are putting everything they've got in the dish! As the theme of shokugeki being Soba, Nene is in her element and finishes first. Her dish is highly praised by the judges so what will Soma cook up to turn the situation around!?
Excitement rises as the judges arrive at the venue of the Regiment de Cuisine. Isshiki is up against the 8th seat and Italian cuisine specialist Shiratsu Julio! His rivalry for carefully Isshiki is apparent but what’s the reason behind it? Julio’s dish is ready first! What will the judges reaction be!?
The day of the Regiment de Cuisine is here! Soma has selected 8 best members to defeat the central! After Azami and Erina’s discussion, it was decided that Soma, Isshiki and Megishima will fight in the 1st BOUT. Soma is up against Kinokuni Nene, the 6th seat in Central and also an expert in “Soba” noodles! What will the Shokugeki theme be!?
23 years ago, Polar Star dormitory lead by Saiba Joichiro and Dojima Gin was known as the strongest of all Totsuki Academy. Joichiro’s creative dishes have won many competitions and recognized by many, however, he had unsettling feeling inside him…!
In order to prepare themselves for the upcoming Régiment du Cuisine, Soma and the others divide into 2 teams for practice battle. While they are not allowed to speak under the rule, the team leader Dojima prepares a dish but to everyone’s confusion, he improvises from the recipe. As Takumi tries to understand Dojima’s intention, he recalls back to the events at Stagiaire Challenge…
Hisako, Alice and Kurokiba all failed the third exam and were expelled! In desperation, Erina directly negotiate with Azami but her pleas are not taken seriously. Soma also challenges Azami for the seat at the elite ten. Like Erina, his challenge was also brushed away but the situation changes entirely when a certain person appears at the scene!
Soma and Hayama begin their revenge match. After the initial taste test, Hayama’s dish surpasses Soma’s dish! However, Soma’s dish is not complete yet.
Soma questions Hayama's motivations for joining Central. After speaking with Dojima, Soma confronts Hayama. The day of the match finally arrives!
In the third exam, students are to battle Totsuki elite ten members! Soma is up against the newest member, Akira Hayama, who joined the council recently. Their exam will begin in 3 days’ time with a main ingredient of bear meat, which Soma has no experience with!
The Rebels get past the first exam. The next exam uses noodles, but Central does their best to prevent the Rebels from getting any noodles to begin with.
The advancement exam traditionally takes place in Hokkaido every year, so Erina holds a special lesson on Hokkaido ingredients to the Polar Star members.
The 1st years at Totsuki are facing the biggest event of the 2nd semester, The Advancement Exam! This year, however, their is an added twist as those who won't obey Azami's regime will face elimination.
Soma and Tsukasa finish their dishes, with Soma making a charcoal grilled venison thigh with sweet chestnut sauce, while Tsukasa makes roast venison back strap with peppercorn and berry sauce. Erina, Hisako, and Megumi acts as judges. Afterwards, Azami comes to the Polar Star Dormitory.
Alice berates Azami publicly, and tells Erina to stand up for herself. The next day, Soma volunteers to be Tsukasa Eishi's sous chef during class, impressing Tsukasa with his advanced skills. Tsukasa then challenges Soma to an informal Shokugeki, if he loses, he has to join Central as his right-hand man.
As Ryo prepares his dish, it is revealed that Rentaro is an expert in low temperature cooking and makes use of a combi steamer and cryomill to create a salmon confit flamme with a side of salmon ice cream. Ryo responds by baking a coulibiac.
Though Polar Star Dormitory has won a narrow victory, the Azami administration is continuing its revolution. Isshiki (7th Seat), Megishima (3rd Seat), Kuga (8th Seat) are removed from the Elite Ten. Furthermore, the administration begins its "survivor hunt" to crush remaining organizations who seek to overturn the administration's decision to shut them all down...
Soma and Eizan begin the shokugeki that will determine the fate of Polar Star Dormitory. Hereto known more as a skilled consultant, Eizan's strengths as a chef will finally become known. The shokugeki's topic is Satsuma chicken from Kagoshima prefecture. However, the match is rigged due to Eizan having bought out all the judges. Does Soma have a fighting chance?
With Alice and Hisako's help, Erina escaped from her family home and came to Polar Star Dormitory. Meanwhile, Azami establishes Central, whose members will solely consist of students he personally finds worthy. In addition, he announces the dissolution of research groups, research societies, and clubs! Polar Star Dormitory is also on the list...
The news of Azami's new posting spreads like wildfire around the school, much to the shock of the students and the public. Sanzaemon meets with Soma, and the former director reflects on Erina's childhood as a happy little girl and how she was brainwashed, and isolated by Azami. He begs Soma to save Erina.
The final day of the Moon Festival is here. Soma and Kuga's battle finally draws to a close--who will emerge the victor? After closing up shop in the Central Area, Soma and Megumi accept Rindo's invitation to go to Tsukasa Eishi's booth in the Yamanote Area! What kind of food will be served by the first seat?
Soma continues his assault against Kuga's restaurant. As the last day comes, Soma has pulled together everything he's experimented on during the festival. Just as things start to get busy, he gets some help.
The Moon Festival finally begins! The dish that Soma decides to make for his stand are black pepper buns that are made in a stone oven. However, the crowd keeps going over to the more luxurious Chinese cuisine RS's stand instead. Soma ends up in the red on the first day. Since students who end up with losses during this school festival will be expelled, Soma is already in trouble. Will he be able to turn things around?!
Soma chances upon Erina, Alice, and Hisako and decides to make them taste test his Mapo Doufu, which he plans to complete with Kuga with. Megumi decides she will help Soma in his booth for the Moon Banquet Festival.
Following a meeting with the Elite Ten, Soma is focused on challenging one of them to a Shokugeki. As the Moon Festival is approaching, he chooses to directly compete with one of the members by opening a food stall for the festival.
At the end of the pre-open's final day, Shinomiya calls in his fellow alumni, along with his mother, for one final service, recalling what inspired him to pursue French cuisine. As the competition finally arrives, Soma uses about everything he's learned to put together a French take on a chicken and egg rice bowl using a quail stuffed with risotto. Despite ultimately deciding that dish isn't good enough as it is, Shinomiya helps Soma refine his recipé so that it can be become a item on his menu, leading Soma to pass the Stagiaire. With the Stagiaire over, Soma returns to Totsuki, ready to take on anyone who challenges him to a Shokugeki.
The next step of the Stagiaire reunites Soma with Shinomiya, who is opening a Tokyo branch of his French restaurant, Shino's. At the restaurant begins its first pre-open day, Soma witnesses firsthand the intensity of working in Shinomiya's kitchen and struggles to keep up with the rest of the staff. Thinking over his failures, Soma spends the rest of the week getting prep done early so he can ask the other staff members for advice on how to become more efficient in the kitchen and learn new techniques. On the final day, Soma decides to enter a competition to create a dish for Shino's menu that he can call his specialty.
With the Stagiaire program requiring students to take up residence at various restaurants outside of the school while also leaving their own impression, Soma ends up getting paired with Hisako, who has been feeling inferior since losing the Autumn Elections, as they are sent to the Mitamura Western restaurant. Right away, they discover that the restaurant is struggling to keep up with the barrages of orders from commuting customers, but Soma manages to use his experience to take control and keep everyone organised. Meanwhile, Erina and Megumi are sent to a French restaurant, where Erina instantly takes command of the kitchen, while Megumi finds her own way to make improvements. As Hisako gets used to the job, Soma notices that the restaurant needs to change, so that they don't struggle again once the Stagiaire is over. With the staff unwilling to cut down their large menu, Soma suggests that they try switching to a reservations-only basis, allowing them to better cater to their customers. After passing the first stage of the Stagiare, Soma encourages Hisako to stop feeling ashamed of her defeat and return to Erina's side, aiming to stand alongside her rather than only follow behind.
Soma presents his dish's missing element, a white soup made from soy milk that turns the rice dish into a creamy porridge, enhancing the already existing flavors. Meanwhile, Satoshi, who deduces that Eizan was the one who drove Subaru to provoke Soma, tells him that it was Soma's drive to never give up that got him so far. As the judges make their decision, Akira recalls how Jun brought him out of the slums and helped him become the chef he is today. With originality being the deciding factor between the three dishes, Akira is declared the winner of the Autumn Elections for his specialty dish. Afterwards, Soma speaks with Joichiro, stating his determination to continue finding his own way of cooking. A few days later, as Soma spends more time with Akira and Ryo to improve himself, Jun informs them about the Stagiaire training program for first year students.
Under a moonlit sky, the finals get underway, with Alice recalling the many cooking battles she's had with Ryo. With only half the cooking time passed, Ryo presents his dish; a cartoccio cooked in herb butter inside film bags. Next, Akira presents a seared carpaccio, which uses fire to unleash its powerful aroma which, contrary to everyone's expectations, only uses a single spice. Finally, Soma presents his dish; Salted Rice Bran Pacific Saury Rice, which he learned from seeing Fumio's pickles. Just as it seems his dish has failed to impress the judges, Soma brings out his dish's true edge.
In preparation for the final, Soma goes with Megumi to the fish market, where they come across Ryo and Alice. There, they learn about the varying factors about picking the best pacific saury, which Ryo appears to be an expert on. Hearing that Akira also has a talent for picking out the best fish, Soma is left concerned about how to compete with both him and Ryo. After thinking over the time aspect of the fish, Soma ultimately decides on ageing his saury, asking for help from Ryoko, Ibusaki, and Ikumi due to their experience with ageing methods. Trying out each of the three methods; using malt rice, smoking, and high humidity, Soma manages to think of a way to surpass the others after a run-in with Fumio. The day of the final arrives, with Soma bringing out what appears to be a completely unrecognizable piece of saury.
Ryo and Akira face off against each other in the second semi-final match, in which they must make Western-style dishes. Akira presents his dish, Canard Apicius, using his combination of spices with duck to wow the judges. Meanwhile, Ryo serves up Eel Matelote, adding plums to provide an electrifying taste. With the judges evenly split on which dish to vote for, they declare that the final round will now be a three-way match between Soma, Akira, and Ryo, with the theme revealed to be pacific saury.
Subaru uses smoked bacon as a garniture for his stew, revealing that he got his information from hacking into Mitsuru's notes. Even when Soma reveals his intent to use various cuts of beef to improvise his dish on the fly, Subaru still appears to have predicted Soma's move, remaining confident in his bacon addition. Although the judges are impressed by Subaru's bacon garniture, Soma astounds them with his dish by using various meats for his garniture, revealing he had created the dish from everything he had learned so far, unanimously winning the match. As a result, Soma manages to return all the tools Subaru had taken back to their original owners, with Takumi deciding to leave his mezzaluna with Soma until he can win it back himself.
Soma is approached by journalist Mitsuru Sotsuda, who asks to cover him as he works on a beef stew recipe for his Shokugeki against Subaru. Agreeing to taste test after letting her borrow some manga, Erina berates Soma's dish, stating that it isn't suited for the match's main topic. Thinking Erina's criticism over, Soma gets a burst of inspiration after receiving some meat from Ikumi. The day of the Shokugeki soon arrives, with Soma realising the importance of making his dish stand out on the first bite and deciding to make his stew using oxtail. However, as a result of his profiling, Subaru predicts Soma's actions and also uses oxtail, bringing out his own twist on top of it.
Takumi and Mimasaka begin their match, with the addition of it being a Shokugeki! Mimasaka surprises everyone when he reveals he'll be cooking the same dish: semifreddo. Can his version beat Takumi's?
Megumi and Ryo both present their dishes. Round 2 has finally concluded. Round 3 brings Hayama Akira, against Nakiri Erina's aide, Arato Hisako!
Soma's bento defeats Alice's. The second match of the tournament: Megumi vs. Ryo! The theme is ramen. What will these complete opposites in personalities and cooking styles choose for their ramen broth?
Soma faces off against Alice in the Fall Elections. The theme: bento! Alice specializes in molecular gastronomy. How will each draw on their expertise to craft the ultimate bento?
Akira's dish, which on top of its powerful fragrance also uses the power of holy basil and yogurt, earns a score of 94 from the judges, two of which gave him a perfect 20. Finally, Soma presents his own fragrance bomb, combining his past two failures into a curry risotto omurice containing a mango chutney that deepens the flavor. The dish earns Soma 93 points, landing him second place behind Akira, though it is noted that three of the five judges ranked the dish higher than Akira's. As the contestants hold an afterparty celebrating and lamenting their victories and losses in the preliminaries, Soma becomes determined to improve his cooking finesse.
Back in Group A, contestants are struggling to score as one of the main judges, Natsume Sendawara, keeps giving out zero scores. This streak soon breaks when Ryo Kurokiba, Alice's aide, presents a lobster curry made using a cognac base, earning 93 points. Next, Ikumi presents a Dongpo pork curry, using what she had learned from her Shokugeki with Soma to impress the judges with a complete dish and earning score of 86. Afterwards, Ryoko presents a Dal curry made with charcoal-grilled natto and soy sauce rice malt, also scoring 86, while both Marui and Ibusaki earn 88 points with their white potage curry udon and smoked curry respectively. Akira soon presents his dish, an unconventional dish that soon turns out to be a fragrance bomb.
Miyoko scores 87 points with her pineapple-fragranced cha-han while Yuki gets 86 points for her wild game curry. Afterwards, the Aldini brothers face off against each other, with Isami presenting a curry calzone that scores 87 points while Takumi presents a curry pasta dish using tamari soy sauce and cheese filled pasta that scores 90 points. Alice then presents her deconstructed curry dish that leaves the judges bewildered, earning 95 points and taking the lead. Finally, Megumi presents her dish, monkfish dobu-jiru, which emphasises the taste of her hometown, earning her 88 points and landing her a spot in the next round alongside Alice, Hisako, and Takumi.
Soma awakens from his nap to tend to his dish, which involves a creamy rice infused with spices. Meanwhile, Megumi brings out a monkfish for her dish, having learnt how to butcher it in order to help her family. With the cooking period over, the judging soon begins with a harsh panel of judges hitting most of the students with low scores. In Group B, Nao Sadatsuka, a somewhat creepy girl with an obsession with Erina, presents an extremely pungent laksa ditch made using kusaya that secretly carries a delicious flavor under its strong odor, scoring 84 points as a result. Meanwhile, Erina's secretary and childhood friend Hisako Arato, who Nao has a rivalry with, presents a mutton curry made using medicinal cuisine which undoes the cursive effects of Nao's curry, scoring 92 points.
Fully aware of how deep curry can go through their encounter with Hayama, Soma and Megumi join the other first-years in preparing for the Autumn Elections over the rest of the summer. Now, the time has finally come for the preliminaries...
The contestants and rules for the Autumn Elections are announced, in which the sixty selected contestants are split into two groups which they must top in order to advance to the tournament phase. Meanwhile, Megumi is approached by a girl named Miyoko Hojo, who was interested in her shokugeki with Shinomiya but becomes disappointed when she hears she was helped by Soma. After learning the first dish of the elections is a curry dish, Soma and Megumi pay a visit to Jun Shiomi, an instructor and former Polar Star alumna who specializes in curry and spices, along with her assistant Akira Hayama, who is also in the elections. Using Jun's theories on spices, Akira demonstrates how preparing the same ingredients of a curry dish in different ways can yield drastically different results. Becoming wowed by the powerful flavors of Akira's curry, Soma becomes determined to beat him with an even better curry dish at the preliminaries.
Noting that the shopping district focuses more on walk-and-eat food, as opposed to Mozuya's packaged approach, Soma shifts his focus towards creating a karaage that can be enjoyed straight out of the fryer. Opting to go with thigh meat with a chilli-based marinade, Soma gets inspiration from a bento shop owner and decides to serve his karaage in rice flour wraps with salad, providing enhanced flavor, portability, and appeal all at once. This brings a large amount of business, which in turns helps the rest of the shopping district come back to life, with Nakamozu having no choice but to admit defeat. Afterwards, Soma puts Mayu in charge of helping with the karaage's sales, having noted her good qualities. Returning back to the academy, Soma is brought before Mozuya's puppetmaster, Etsuya Eizan, the ninth seat of the Elite Ten, who informs him of the Autumn Elections.
Arriving back home, Soma temporarily re-opens Yukihira Diner to serve his loyal customers, including his childhood friend, Mayu Kurase, who has a crush on him. He learns that the Sumire Shopping District has been doing poor business lately due to the arrival of a popular karaage chain shop, Mozuya. Wanting to help revive the shopping district, Soma decides to come up with a competing karaage recipe, calling in Ikumi as his meat expert while Mayu winds up as his taste tester. The three do some recon at Mozuya, where they find its CEO Kinu Nakamozu to be a spiteful woman, before beginning work on a recipe to compete with theirs. As Soma takes up Mayu's suggestion to use their shopping district location to their advantage, it is revealed that the figure behind Mozuya's success is one of the Elite Ten.
With Fumio, Megumi, and Satoshi winding up as judges, Soma and Joichiro are challenged to use ingredients from the kitchen to make a light yet energizing breakfast dish that will wake them up. Soma presents an apple risotto, which provides a crisp taste which changes with the addition of black pepper. Joichiro, on the other hand, presents the unusual choice of ramen which, despite its heavy appearance, turns out to be a mellow and warming vegetarian dish, providing powerful flavor without meat or fish. The judges unanimously vote Joichiro's dish the winner, though Soma's dish also receives some praise. As Jouichirou takes his leave, he leaves a message recommending Soma visit the Yukihira Diner during the holiday.
As the students make their way home, Shinomiya decides to return to France make his restaurant the best in Paris, while the other alumni explain how the training camp also serves as a recruitment ground to determine potential for future employment. Going back for his headband, Soma ends up missing his bus and has to hitch a ride back to school with Erina, who explains about the Autumn Festival while hiding the fact that she, along with Dojima, are shown to have fond memories of Joichiro. Returning to the Polar Star Dormitory, Soma is surprised to see Joichiro, who is revealed to be an alumnus and former member of the Elite Ten who went by the name Joujirou Saiba. As Joichiro treats the returning residents to a meal, Fumio explains that Joichiro and Dojima were once fellow Polar Star residents who were responsible for many of the luxuries the dorm has. Later that night, Joichiro tells Soma about his campus memories, filling him with more determination. The next morning, Joichiro decides to have a cooking contest against Soma.
Due to the specific timing required for his soufflé omelette, Soma struggles to get any customers to try his dish before they end up deflating. With half an hour left in the challenge, Soma calmly analyzes the situtation and changes his approach, cooking in front of his customers in order to attract a crowd while also delivering the dish in its peak condition. Optimizing his preparation to cook his omelettes as quickly as possible, Soma manages to complete his 200 servings goal with merely seconds to spare. Afterwards, Soma is introduced to Erina's cousin, Alice Nakiri, who considers both Soma and Erina her rivals. Following another task a few hours later, Dojima treats all the surviving students with a banquet to celebrate the end of the training camp, while withholding information about the next event: the Autumn Elections.
Before the students have a chance to sleep for the night, Dojima announces his next task, in which the students must prepare a buffet-style egg dish to be served at breakfast early next morning. With everyone spending the night trying to come up with a recipe, Soma decides on a soufflé omelette, which is met with silent criticism from some of the other students. As breakfast comes the next day, it is revealed the judges will consist of the hotel's guests and staff, which students needing to hand out 200 servings of their dish in order to pass. While many of the students including Erina, Megumi, and Tatsumi all manage to impress with their dishes, Soma struggles to serve his dish to anyone.
The unofficial Shokugeki between Shinomiya and the Megumi-Soma pair has begun. With expulsion on the line, the judging is underway. Megumi's first dish as the main chef is her own take on the nine-vegetable terrine Shinomiya assigned--the Rainbow Terrine, made from seven types of vegetables!
Soma recklessly challenges Shinomiya to a Shokugeki in order to have him retract his decision to expel Megumi. Shinomiya refuses, but Dojima half forces him to accept. However, Dojima also imposes a condition on Soma and Megumi--Megumi must be the main chef! If they lose, Soma will also be expelled. The unofficial Shokougeki is about to begin!
Soma bumps Erina and apologizes, but Erina refuses his help thinking that she is letting her guard down. Soma meets alumnus Gin Dojima in the bath and was surprised to see Soma finishing so quickly. Dojima wishes Soma good luck as the Aldini twins enter the bath. The next day, Soma and Megumi are given the assignment to make the Nine Vegetable Terrine alone with Kojiro Shinomiya judging as he tells the students to think of each other as enemies. At the start of the assignment, Megumi is knocked down as the students rush for ingredients, and she only sees bad heads of cauliflower still left on the table. Thinking about what Soma would do in such a situation, Megumi uses wine vinegar to preserve the color and enhance the seasoning of the cauliflower. Shinomiya passes Soma, however he fails Megumi for changing the recipe without his permission. Soma intervenes and Shinomiya explains that he intentionally left several bad cauliflower heads to limit the number of students who can pass. Soma challenges Shinomiya to a Shokugeki to get Megumi's expulsion reversed.
Inui Hinako, a Totsuki alumna, has tasked Soma's group with making a Japanese dish using available ingredients in the area. Anything other than condiments and spices must be procured from their immediate environs. Soma, provoked by Takumi Aldini's challenge, has a flash of inspiration and dashes out with Megumi to find ingredients for their dish!
The training camp is considered the first trial by fire for students in Totsuki's high school division. Dozens of students are said to be expelled and sent away every day, and the number of students is said to be reduced below half by the camp's end. Intent on survival, Soma and his friends embark on their journey to the hellish camp in one of Totsuki Resorts' hotels.
The Shokugeki between Mito Ikumi and Yukihira Soma has begun! Everyone, including Erina, is convinced that Ikumi, the Meat Master, will win. Soma, on the other hand, is greeted by jeers the moment he enters the arena. Will Soma be able to save Don RS?
Soma is drawn to Donmono Research Society, one of the academy's many cooking clubs, and takes Megumi with him to check it out. But they only find the club leader, Konishi, who's distraught over his club's imminent demise at the hands of Erina.
Isshiki Satoshi is the only second-year from the high school division in Polar Bear Dormitory. Full of ambition to join the Elite Ten, Soma challenges Isshiki right away, but he learns there are many rules that must be met in order for a formal challenge to occur...
Soma arrives at Polar Star Dormitory with high expectations, only to find it a creepy, run-down place. He is then informed by the dorm warden, Daimido Fumio, that he can only live at the dorm after he impresses her with his cooking. Soma rises up to the challenge!
Just barely squeaking past the academy's transfer exam, Soma causes and uproar at the opening ceremony by making a brash speech in front of the entire class. In his very first class, he's paired with Tadokoro Megumi, a girl who is at risk of expulsion and is intent on keeping a low profile in order to survive.
Under his father's orders, Soma attempts to transfer into one of Japan's top culinary schools, Togetsu Tea House Culinary Academy. His examiner, Nakiri Erina, is a student said to possess humanity's best palate: the God Tongue.
Yukihira is a popular neighborhood restaurant where Yukihira Soma helps out in the hopes of surpassing his father as a chef one day. But land sharks are after their restaurant, and one day Soma tells them that the restaurant will close if they couldn't serve satisfactory food to their customers. The land sharks are only too happy to sabotage the restaurant's fridge and gleefully orders Soma to serve them a meat dish...
Tells the story of what happened to Erina after she ran away from her father to the Polar Star Dormitory.
Tōtsuki Elite Ten is an OVA episode for the anime series Shokugeki no Soma. It mainly focuses on the introduction of the Tōtsuki Elite Ten. The episode was released alongside the limited edition version of Volume 25.
This episode takes place sometime after the second season, after the first years completed their Stagiaire assignments. The Polar Star dorm residents, along with the Aldini brothers, Ikumi, Kurokiba, and Hayama, take a trip to the hot springs inn where Megumi did her Stagiaire. After a business trip, Alice, Erina and Hisako decided to go to the hot springs for a break, too. Arriving at the Inn, Megumi and Isshiki showcased their table tennis finesse. With all of the Inn's cooks suffering accidents, the Polar Star gang and the others took over the kitchen for the arriving guests: Erina, Alice and Hisako; who are impressed by the finely crafted meal supposedly made by amateurs, not knowing it is made by Tōtsuki students. Yukihira, intrigued by the legendary fish dubbed the 'River Master' in the nearby river, invite Kurokiba and Hayama to a fishing match, only to be dragged along in the water and coming back empty-handed. Later at night, Megumi met Erina in the hot springs bath, realising that the meal that she and the others cooked is for Erina.
This episode takes place sometime before the second season, before the Autumn Elections Preliminaries. Erina is at a loss for what to do during summer vacation after finishing her schedule early for the day, so Alice takes her to a public pool. There, Alice enjoys watching Erina embarrass herself with wearing an old coat, a bathing suit in public, and admitting that she admires someone. Alice also attempts to educate Erina on the concept of love despite not knowing about it herself. In the end, Erina decides to focus on perfecting her cooking instead of understanding love. Meanwhile, the girls at Polar Star Dormitory are practically dying from the summer heat and stress for the Autumn Elections Preliminaries, and make a few failed attempts to cool down until the boys, including the Aldini brothers and Ikumi, arrive and take them to a cool stream where they eat shaved ice, and then barbeque. Likewise, Jun is prepared to pass out from heat stroke until Hayama generously makes her some cold porridge with soup.
This episode takes place sometime between the first season. The Aldini brothers head out for a trip to a tall skyscraper, where other students such as Alice, Ryo, and the boys from Polar Star Dormitory with the exception of Sōma are visiting too. There, they bump into Megumi, Ryoko, and Yoshino, the girls from Polar Star Dormitory and have lunch together at a traditional Japanese restaurant. When Isami requests for cheese with his rice, an old man scoffs at the Aldini brothers for not respecting Japanese culture, and Takumi requests a food battle with him. The former's food, although nostalgic, is lacking in skill compared to the Aldini brothers', and he confesses that Takumi reminded him of his daughter's fiancé, a blonde-haired foreigner, whom he objected strictly against her marrying. After a long day, the brothers return home.
Recap of first 14 Episodes from Season 1